Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), seeks a Legislative Assistant to join her Washington, D.C. office.

The Legislative Assistant will implement the Member’s agenda within the House Agriculture Committee, as well as manage a portfolio including but not limited to veterans, climate, and defense issues. 

Candidates must have an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.  Strong organizational and time management skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, sound policy judgement, and a keen attention to detail are required. Candidates should have a strong track record of translating policy priorities into successful legislative outcomes and developing proactive relationships with on- and off-Hill stakeholders. Candidates will be expected to frequently brief and staff the Member and demonstrate strong verbal communication skills. Candidates should demonstrate willingness to learn, be receptive to feedback, and enjoy working in a team-first, collaborative work environment. Ideal candidates also possess a strong work ethic, enthusiasm for public service, and a commitment to the Congresswoman's progressive values. 

The candidate will work directly with the Congresswoman, Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and intra- and inter-departmental peers to advance the Congresswoman’s priorities.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and advancing legislation and amendments through various legislative vehicles;

  • Preparing hearing memos and questions for witnesses for House Agriculture Committee;

  • Drafting talking points, letters, House Agriculture Committee vote recommendations, and other materials;

  • Monitoring and analyzing legislative developments, committee proceedings, news stories and other relevant info; and

  • Representing the Member in meetings with constituents and stakeholders. 

This is not an entry-level position. North Carolina ties are a plus but are not required. Candidates from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds and women are strongly encouraged to apply. The Office of Congresswoman Alma S. Adams Ph.D is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. 

Consistent with applicable law, the Office requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment.

To apply: Email a resume, cover letter, and 2 policy writing samples to Christopher.DeVore@mail.house.gov AND John.Christie@mail.house.govwith “Full Name - Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and no applications will be accepted after Wednesday, January 19, 2022.No phone calls or drop-ins please.